Sketchnote Army is dedicated to finding and showcasing sketchnotes and sketchnoters from around the world.

Who is behind Sketchnote Army?

Mike Rohde, creator: Designer, author of The Sketchnote Handbook & Workbook, and illustrator, living in Wisconsin.

Mauro Toselli, curator: IT Director, sketchnoter, author, living in Italy.

Binaebi Akah, curator: Sr. UX Designer, sketchnoter, author, living in Ohio.

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Friday
Nov282014

Sketchnote for Learning and Fun: Kristine Neckelmann

Here is one of the Kristine Neckelmann's works.

You can see other Krtistine works on her Tumblr blog .

She wrote:

 

I started 2012 with the sketchnote to understand what I wrote. Today I use it for everything and can not let go. I practice with TED talks and other talks or classes to which I go. 
I enjoy seeing other people sketchnotes to inspire and use all good with my style. 
I am one of the few Hispanic people utlizing the sketchnote as a method of learning and fun. I hope we are more and more who we use this excellent technique.

We all hope so, Kristine! Thank you for sharing with us!

- Mauro

 

 

Thursday
Nov272014

The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: Thiago Esser

Today's guest is Thiago Esser

Thiago's bio on Twitter say:

Interaction/UX Designer, Teacher, Author @ http://uxnivers.com

1. Tell us when you first met Sketchnote/Visual art

I begun drawing seriously when I was like... 6 to 7 years old. By "seriously" I mean paying attention to details and applying myself to be better at it. I saw a classmate of mine with a sintetic kind of trace, and I envied him.

 2. How this impacted on your life/work/thinking?

I kept drawing since then, even not being the kind of person who does it everyday. Later, I found myself attracted to more cartoonish, sketchy stuff. This eventually led me to graphic/visual arts and design.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

Analogical. More funny, more tactile. I like seeing it directly on paper, taking advantage of "errors". Once you inked the paper, you have to deal with it, and that's not a bad thing :)

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

It's about you, even if the sketchnote is on someone else's ideas. I mean, it's YOUR approach, it's what triggers your imagination, so, make it yours.

 5. What future do you foresee for Sketchnote/Visual Arts?

A tool to be taught in school, besides reading and writing?

 Bonus. The Sketchnote Workbook: can you tell us something about it?

Haven't grabbed my copy yet, it's on its way. But, in advance, I can assure Mike Rohde is a great guy for being so accessible and for gathering all this people on his book. Very glad of being part of it :))

 

We thank you Thiago for sharing with us.

You can find more about him and his works on:

Website: www.locomotivo.com.br

Wednesday
Nov262014

First Sketchnotes: Kara Murphy 

Here is the great first sketchnote by Kara Murphy .

She wrote:

This was my first attempt at sketchnoting. My daughter's preschool was having their parents night and I thought it would be a great opportunity to capture all of the creativity that happens in a Montessori classroom.

Be sure to not miss Kara's comment about this sketchnote on Flickr .

Such a good start Kara!

- Mauro

 

 

 


Tuesday
Nov252014

The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: C. Wess Daniels

Today's guest is C. Wess Daniels

C. Wess's bio on Twitter say:

Quaker pastor, Prof, Poverty Scholar, Phd in Intercultural Studies. Angelic troublemaker & sketchnote preacher. Luv remix, liberation theology, bourbon & vests.

1. Tell us when you first met Sketchnote/Visual art

I loved drawing as a kid and I was pretty good at it. At one point I even dreamed of becoming a cartoonist. In college I pretty much stopped drawing altogether. Academics and art are separated in school, they don't mix. So I never thought of trying to incorporate my artistic side into learning. That is until I was working on my dissertation and got stuck. My advisor told me I needed to step back, I needed an 'Aha' moment. He suggested trying different techniques to get through my block: pray, sit in silence, diagram my argument, take a walk, etc. As I sat at the coffee staring blankly out the window I started seeing my dissertation in images. I began to drawn them out into a visual model. Once I was done, I sat back and knew that I had crossed over the threshold and was standing on the other-side. For the first time I knew exactly how the model I was writing about looked. I could describe it visually. From that point forward the dissertation basically wrote itself, everything falling into place perfectly. It was around this time that I learned that there was a whole community of "sketchnoters" and that I could incorporate my creative side into my thinking, learning, writing and presenting in ways I'd never considered or imagined. I was from the first "aha" moment a believer in sketchnotes. I couldn't go back if I tried. Now, I sketchnote my sermons, my lectures, articles, books I read, talks I hear, everything I can get my pen around. I love it.

 2. How this impacted on your life/work/thinking?

Sketchnotes have impacted my life in many ways. For one, I have become a better communicator. Because I draw out what I want to communicate beforehand, I am forced to think visually, and therefore am able to describe more visually, that which I want to communicate to others. In this way, stories and images become far more a part of what I am preaching about or teaching. A second thing that has changed is that I remember things better. I remember my talks better. I look far less at my notes than I used to when speaking. I remember what I read and what I hear so much better. Finally, sketchnotes have helped me be more creative and have more fun. I enjoy what I am doing more. I am more thoughtful, because I am being more creative about the work. And that makes it worth it.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

Primarily analogical. I have used Paper by 53 for some things that I knew would be projected on a screen but everything else is analogical. It's faster, easier to flip back and forth between notes, and I find that the pen and paper are easier to manipulate for my needs. I prefer a Baron Fig or Moleskine notebook with Uni-Ball Vision and Vision elite pens.

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

I don't know that this is a secret tip so much or what but when I lead a book study I will sketchnote each chapter we read, copy them and give them to those in the study as a "cheatsheet" to help us remember key parts of the text. Plus, it adds to the fun when each week the participants get a packet with sketchnotes in it.

 5. What future do you foresee for Sketchnote/Visual Arts?

I'd like to see it become more normalized and expected at gatherings where learning is taking place.

 Bonus. The Sketchnote Workbook: can you tell us something about it?

I love the activities and the exercises. I am slowly working my way through them.

 

We thank you C. Wess for sharing with us.

You can find more about him and his works on:

Website: gatheringinlight.com

Monday
Nov242014

First live Sketchnote: Fabrizio Lodi

 

Here is Fabrizio Lodi's first sketchnote captured live.

The event was Creativity Day 2014 and the speaker was Karim Maarek, founder of Teach to Fish

By the way Fabrizio and me met there and we had a very good time.

Thank you for sharing with us, Fabrizio!

- Mauro